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A Journey to America in 1834   By: (1786-1868)

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One hundred copies printed for the Editor by J. B. Peace, M.A. at the University Press Cambridge. October, 1919.


( The numbers indicate pages in the Journal )

Bolton (1).

Liverpool to New York, by packet "Britannia." May 1 June 8 (1 23).

New York (23 26).

New York, by steamer and stage via Princeton and Trenton to Philadelphia (26 30).

Philadelphia, by stage via Frankford and Schuylkill and steamer to Baltimore (30 34).

Baltimore to Washington (34 36).

Washington, by stage via Alexandria and Mount Vernon back to Washington (36 37)

Washington, by R. Potomac to Fredericksburg, then stage via Orange Court, Charlottesville, Brookville, over Blue Ridge Mountains to Staunton. Jenning's Gap, Charrodale, Warm Springs, Hot Springs, Sulphur Springs, Lewisburg, Kamley, Deak, Hawk's Nest, R. Kanawha, Charleston to Guyandotte, thence by steamer down R. Ohio to Maysville (38 44).

Maysville, via Hillsburgh, Paris to Lexington (44 45).

Lexington, by stage via Frankford to Louisville (45 47).

Louisville, by steamer up R. Ohio to Cincinnati (47 48).

Cincinnati, by stage via Reading, Lebanon, Wainville and Springfield to Columbus (48 49).

Columbus, by stage via Zanesville, Cambridge to Wheeling (49 50).

Wheeling, by steamer up R. Ohio to Steubenville, thence by stage via Paris and Florence to Pittsburg (51 52).

Pittsburg, by stage via Butler, Meadville and Waterford to Erie (52 53).

Erie, by steamer on lake, via Portland, Dunkirk and Silver Creek to Buffalo (53 54).

Buffalo to Falls of Niagara (54 56).

Niagara, by steamer on lake via York, Toronto, Port Hope, Cobourg, Kingston, Brockville, and Prescot to Montreal (56 59).

Montreal, by steamer on R. St. Lawrence via Cornwall, and Three Rivers to Quebec (60).

At Quebec, Beauport Lake and Montmorency Falls, and back to Montreal (60 62).

Montreal, by steamer via La Prairie, St. John's, Plattsburg (on Lake Champlain) to Ticonderoga (62 64).

Ticonderoga, via Lake St. George to Caldwell (64).

Caldwell, by stage via Glen Falls, Saratoga, Ballston and Schenectady to Albany (64 66).

Albany, by stage via Stockbridge, Seddon, Beckett, Springfield and Worcester to Boston (66 68).

Boston, via Cambridge to Lowell and back to Boston (69 70).

Boston, by stage via Nahant, Pawtucket and Providence to Newport (70 75).

Newport, by steamer to New York (75 76).

New York, by stage to Rockaway and Jamaica and back to New York (76 78).

New York, by stage via Catskill Mountains, Cairo, Hobart, Morrisville, Bloomville to Delhi, Green, Bainbridge to Binghampton, Montrose, Pike, Orrell, Towanda, Berwick, Sugar Mountain, Cherrytown, Columbus, Northumberland, Pottsville, Tuscarora, Tamaqua, Mauch Chunk, Lehigh Gap, Easton to Philadelphia (78 92).

Philadelphia, by steamer to Trenton, thence to Laurenceville and New York (92 94).

New York, by steamer up R. Hudson via West Point on right bank, by Poughkeepsie on left bank and back to New York (95 99).

Sailed from New York to Liverpool in packet "Hibernia," Sept. 16 (99).

Reached Liverpool, October 9 (109) and Bolton (110).



The Britannia , 125 feet long. Number of persons on board: 27 engaged on the vessel, including the Captain, two mates, two cooks, two stewards and a carpenter, with nine passengers, making, with 152 steerage passengers, a total of 188.

The Captain, Wm. Sketchley, an experienced seaman having crossed the Atlantic 132 times very attentive to the wants of the steerage.

List of passengers:

Mr. Bassnett from Preston, has been a good deal in Canada, also in the West Indies and Holy Land... Continue reading book >>

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